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Walters, Shirley – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
Activism and engagement with real-world climate crises, within particular contexts, are prerequisites for learning about climate justice. I draw on my experience as an imbedded activist researcher living and learning through two recent 'crises' in Cape Town, to deepen my understandings of 'climate justice'. I followed a case study approach to…
Descriptors: Climate, Justice, Weather, Natural Disasters
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McLean, Scott – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
Lifelong education is comprised of four broad categories of activity: early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling, tertiary studies, and adult education. Patterns of people's engagement with each category of lifelong education differ substantially between countries and are influenced by widely varying public policies and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Trend Analysis, Global Approach, Educational Change
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Ali, Farhan; Tan, Seng Chee – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
Research in disparate fields of education, psychology and neuroscience suggests that emotions play a central role in learning. We critically examine research at the intersection of emotions, adult learning and neuroscience. First, we review studies in the "IJLE" related to emotions and adult learning. In particular, we focus on the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Lifelong Learning, Neurosciences, Transformative Learning
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Nylander, Erik; Fejes, Andreas; Milana, Marcella – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
The question of what the research of lifelong education is all about needs to be revisited from time to time. Not only is this line of research approached from a multitude of academic disciplines -- such as sociology, psychology or philosophy -- the very concepts that are used to denote the field also undergo important changes over time, e.g. from…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Literature Reviews, Bibliometrics, Lifelong Learning
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Bagnall, Richard G.; Hodge, Steven; O'Regan, Paddy – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
It is argued here that ethical practice and being in adult lifelong learning are best understood as a feature of competing adult lifelong learning epistemologies informing practice and engagement in the field at all levels. The conceptions of ethics immanent to the epistemologies are not directly identifiable with any of the normative theories of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Epistemology
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Larson, Anne; Cort, Pia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
This article examines the purposes UNESCO, OECD and EU historically have attributed to adult education and learning. The aim is to explore changes in international adult education and learning policies from the 1970s until the present day and outline how different international organisations have pushed for specific conceptualisations of what…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Role of Education, Adult Education, Global Approach
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2022
This paper traces the evolution of discourses around the role of critical social theory in the field of lifelong education that have played out in the pages of the "International Journal of Lifelong Education" and elsewhere in the field, beginning with early critical theoretical discourses, a consideration of the impact of some key…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Global Approach, Critical Theory
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Bron, Agnieszka; Thunborg, Camilla; Osman, Ali – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
This paper explores learning trajectories in becoming 'rural women' in Sweden, by using a biographical and socially-situated learning perspective. The data is based on in-depth biographical interviews with three young women who moved between rural and urban areas, and finally decided to return to a rural area. The findings show three learning…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Rural Population, Females, Employed Women
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Auckland, Stuart; Kilpatrick, Sue – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The benefits of positive education initiatives are well understood in educational settings but less is known about how positive education can support remote communities to embrace change and become more resilient. This paper draws on the findings from an evaluative study of the Foundations to Flourish (F2F), a positive education programme,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Resistance (Psychology), Social Change
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Zhang, Weiguo; Zhu, Yidan; Liu, Xueyun; Qiu, Yan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
This study explored the complex relationships between immigration, volunteering, and life-long learning among older adults. It investigated adult teaching and learning and active ageing from the perspective of immigrant volunteer instructors of English as additional language. Using a grounded theory method (GTM), comprising a combination of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Volunteers, Lifelong Learning
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Chen, Zan; Pavlova, Margarita; Ramos, Catherine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
This paper explores and analyses adult educators' professional development (PD) in Singapore at three levels: national, organisational (training providers) and individual and examines the gap between skills supply and demand of adult educators. Requirements for adult educators' competencies established by the government initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Faculty Development
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Carlbaum, Sara – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The aim of this article is to critically explore and analyse opportunities and obstacles faced by highly skilled migrants in rural areas seeking to re-enter their profession, focusing on the lived experiences of migrants residing in northern Sweden. Analysis of their stories focusing on intersections of temporal and spatial positionings reveal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Migrants, Rural Areas
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Salusky, Ida R.; Reed, Jordan; Walker, Toni; Worthy, Glen; Gordon, Derrick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
Adult education centres provide a final opportunity for adult learners who have transitioned out of mainstream schools to earn a high school degree. These centers overwhelmingly serve low-income, African-American and Latinx students whose needs were not met by traditional schools. Adult Education Centers are underfunded, under-resourced and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Equal Education
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Billett, Stephen; Le, Anh Hai; Smith, Raymond; Choy, Sarojni – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The transitions adults negotiate across their working lives need to be further understood for governments, workplaces, and the community to effectively support these adults. Through analyses of worklife history interview data with 30 working age adults, distinct kinds of changes comprising these transitions have been delineated as representative…
Descriptors: Career Development, Family Work Relationship, Lifelong Learning, Adults
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Deepa, V.; Sujatha, R.; Baber, Hasnan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The future of work requires continuous upskilling and reskilling of workers for full labour force participation and productivity that has led to growing importance of learning agility. However, research on this subject is still in its infancy. This study aims to investigate the effect of ageing on learning agility and mediating effects of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Learning, Cognitive Ability, Older Workers
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